Saturday, June 26, 2010

The best pattern paper ever


I have experimented with a lot of pattern paper, from store-bought pattern paper to newspaper to paper bags to tissue paper. The best? Shiny advertisements from the newspaper! Who knew? Here's why.
Pros:
They are surprisingly durable
They are free (maybe this one should be first)
The fold up nicely but unfold flat too
Cons:
They are full of pictures and writing (I just use a sharpie to draw the pattern over whatever's already on it).
Patter paper doesn't seem like a big deal, but if you've ever been annoyed half to death by trying to cut wispy store-bought patterns accurately, you'll know that the right paper makes all the difference. And since I am working on making 9 different sizes for my yoga pants pattern, you can well imagine that annoyance should be avoided :-)

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